Making the Strawberry Line safer for all

Part of popular local cycle route to be re-routed as part of Sandford substation build

The Strawberry Line Path is an ambitious project aiming to create a continuous 30-mile traffic-free path running from Clevedon to Shepton Mallet. Much of the route follows the old Strawberry Line train trackbed.

Parts of the path, including a section from Yatton to Cheddar are already complete and enjoyed by thousands of cyclists, walkers, and parents with buggies and the new Sandford substation sits close to where the path currently runs along Nye Road, a busy, narrow country lane.

To improve the path in this area, we’re making space available around the boundary of the new substation to re-route this section off-road and we’ll build a quality hard surface suitable for all users. This work should be completed by mid 2023.

Mike Painter, Project Manager for National Grid says, ““We’re delighted to be able to reroute the Strawberry Line path away from the road. It will make this section of the path safer for everyone who uses it.”

Map showing the re-routing of the Strawberry Line at Sandford Substation

The Strawberry Line will be re-routed to avoid Nye Road

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